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SUBJECT GUIDE: LOCAL HISTORY
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The "Pat" Alderman papers contain material related to Alderman's researches into local history on such topics as early East Tennessee, the Cherokees, genealogy, Unicoi County, Tenn., pioneer life, conservation, and natural history. Included are clippings, notes, typescripts of books and articles, photographs, drawings, and audio recordings.
This collection of scrapbooks includes material (1861-1925) on East Tennessee history, politics and government, and prominent figures like Andrew Johnson, the Brownlows, the Taylors, T. A. R. Nelson, and Andrew Jackson.
The collection presents an example of how specific topics in local history can be examined- in this case, questions on the environment and pollution in the controversial debate over a landfill in the Bumpass Cove-Embreeville area of Washington County, Tenn. in the 1970s. Consists of material relating to this issue and the Bumpass Cove Citizens Group, formed to seek closure of the landfill operation.
Consists of articles, family history, and correspondence (1780-87) by or about members of this prominent early East Tennessee family of Quaker industrialists. In addition to family information, the material touches on such subjects as the Society of Friends, the abolitionist movement of which the Embree's were leaders, newspaper publishing, and Washington County, Tenn. history.
An example of the many family-related collections in the archives, these papers focus on the Faw family of Washington County, Tenn. during the years 1830-1974 and includes correspondence among family members, land transactions, wills of family members, and Faw genealogy. Material on the related DeVault family (of the DeVault Tavern) is included.
This collection provides an example of numerous church and denominational records available to researchers. Consists of minutes of the annual Holston Conference of the Methodist Church (1833-40), as well as published pamphlets dealing with the Methodist faith, and the magazine Monthly Miscellany.
Founded in 1883, this major steel and aluminum fabricator played an important part in the early industrial development of the region. Consists of company documents related to operations from 1902-83 and includes ledgers, journals, shop orders, purchase invoices, pamphlets, correspondence, office files, union contracts, board minutes, photographs, and other company records. It is an example of the many collections of area businesses and industries available for research.
Collection consists of newspaper articles clipped from the Johnson City Press (and its forerunners) between 1936-87. It covers all aspects of life in the region as reported in the local newspaper.
An extensive collection of municipal documents. Material includes administrative and judicial records of the city from c. 1890. Material would be useful for the study of city government, politics, taxation, street, school, and other construction projects, city planning, municipal finance, education, judicial procedures, and city history.
An example of the many social and civic organizations for which records are available, the WCTU collection consists of early records related to this Jonesboro temperance group and includes a ledger containing the organization's original constitution, newspaper clippings, and minutes (1895-99).
Consists of historical material related to this prominent early Tennessee family and includes information on Evan Shelby, Jr., his son John, brothers Moses and John Shelby, and nephews, Moses, Jr. and John, Jr.
Consists of survey forms, photocopies of selected photographs, computer disks, and newspaper clippings related to information gathered between 1983-86 on historic homes and buildings in Tennessee's oldest county. Information includes name and address of current property owner, date of construction, construction details, building plan, and architectural style. Over 5,000 pre- 1931 structures were identified.
Consists of historical documents gathered by the association related to the history of Carter County, Tenn. Material includes articles of agreement, bills of sale, bonds, declarations, judgments, juror lists, court minutes, petitions, oaths, orders, notices, writs, promissory notes, etc., 1796-1866.
Judge, educator, and historian, Williams' papers here include a copy of manuscript notes taken from various sources for his work entitled "Early Emancipation Movement in Tennessee."
Binnicker, Margaret Duncan. Erwin, Tennessee: transformation of work and place in an Appalachian community. 1900-1960. F443.U5 B56 1999a
Bohannon, Teresa Thomas. The ladies and their library: the history of the Johnson City, Tennessee Public Library as revealed through the Monday Club archives. Thesis B634l 1998
Calhoun, Ross. Lost heritage: the people of old Butler, Tennessee, and the Watauga Valley: a documentary of the communities, institutions, and families displaced or otherwise affected by the Tennessee Valley Authority Watauga Reservoir. F444.B87 C35 1998
Campbell, James L. >North American Rayon Corporation: a company history as told by the reporters and editors of the Watauga Spinnerette. HD9929.5 .R34 N67 1999
Cox, Bob L. Remembering Johnson City. F444.J67 C69 2008
Depew, Michael. Old Butler. F444.B89 D47 2005
Hardy, Michael C. A short history of old Watauga County. F262.W34 H37 2005
Haskins, Sonya A. Johnson City. F444.J67 H37 2005
Henderson-Alexander, Mary. Black life in Johnson City, Tennessee 1856-1965: a historical chronology. Thesis Henderson-Alexander 2001
>History of Washington County Tennessee: a contribution to the bicentennial celebration of Tennessee. F443.W3 H568 2001
Laughlin, Jennifer Bauer. Roan Mountain: a passage of time. F262.R39 W55 1999
Lee, Tom. The Tennessee-Virginia Tri-cities: urbanization in Appalachia, 1900-1950. HT123.5.A67 L44 2005
Patrick, Sherman L. The desegregation of the Kingsport City School System. Thesis P275d 1997
Stevens, Mark A. Unicoi County. F443.U5 S74 2008
Stone, George. Bristol. F444.B8 S75 2008
Taylor, Gary Alan. A history of the Navy V-12 program at Milligan College, July 1, 1943-June 30, 1945. Thesis Taylor 2000